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Upcoming Events.

Alright, enough with laying low. Here are a few rockin’ events to check out!

This Friday, at The Uptown, Deke Dickerson will be playing. Definitely gonna be a good show!

Our friends at Royalty Tattoo Collective will be throwing their first art show. And how is this pertinent, you ask? It’s simple… IT’S A TRIBUTE TO STAR WARS!!!

And lest not forget, the following week, Viva Las Vegas 15 will be a hoppin’! I’ll definitely be there. So whoever wants to hang out and drink a few, just shoot me an email! therebelrouser@yahoo.com

And right after that, the annual Booze, Broads, & Hot Rods show will be in full effect! In Burlingame, no less! Nick Curran was supposed to perform there, but as we all know, he’s fallen (again) on hard times. All we can do is hope for the best and wish for Nick to finally kick this shit in the ass, so he can get back to making the ladies sweat!

But, that doesn’t mean they don’t have some badass bands lined up and ready to go!

For more rockin’ events, check out the following links!

Nor-Cal Rockabilly

A-Town Agency

Royalty Tattoo Collective

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The Rebel Rouser Giveaways!

Alright folks, it’s time to start getting everyone excited about giveaways!

Different blogs start their giveaways for various reasons, to get more hits giving them more $$$ from adsense. Or if you’re like me, because you want to connect more with your readers! Everyone I’ve met and talked to so far from my blogs have been amazing, so it only makes sense to give something back to you folks!

As it were, there’s a catch! While I have a whole slew of things I’m going to give away, the giveaway won’t start just yet! I’m so mean, right!?

Now, for the catch… I will start doing a few giveaways as soon as my blog “hits” reach a certain number at the end of the day. For two days straight! Now, it’s not gonna be anything ridiculous like 100,000 or anything like that, but something that satisfies my liking for hits. I mean, I get a decent amount of hits, per se, but ya know… Gotta make things tricky!

Now, this can happen anywhere from two days from now, to next year. Who knows! It depends on you guys, the readers!

So in order for the blog to reach that certain amount of hits, you’re gonna need to spread the word about my blog. Whether you’re telling your friends and family to click the link, or going to different libraries and looking at my blog with all of their computers, whatever… As long as it reaches a certain amount of hits, because of the readers, that’s all that matters! Hey, it means you folks actually READ my blog, and dig it enough to do that sort of thing! Of course, if you shared the blog amongst your friends, family and acquaintances, it would be better.

Now, I’m not gonna tell you folks what I’m gonna give away just yet. Gotta keep the suspense up and keep y’all on your toes! You all keep me on my toes with the content I post for you all, so I might as well do the same in return! Haha! But don’t worry, if you’ve been diggin’ what I’ve been posting so far, you’ll dig what I’ve got to give away.

Why are you still reading? I’m not gonna list the prizes right now. Go off and tell everyone about this rockin’ blog! You want free shit right??? Tell em about http://www.therebelrouser.com!!! DO IT!!!

Upcoming Events.

Got a few more upcoming events for y’all…

This one, is a little different from what you’re all used to…

My buddy Kiya got his feet wet in the world of art. He and artist APEX collaborated on this show. Replacing the usual blank canvas, to denim. How does this relate to rockabilly, you ask? Well that’s simple. Denim is a major part of Americana, in which a lot of rockabilly today, is based of off. You don’t see cats rockin’ Seven jeans at rockabilly events, do ya? Exactly…

So come out, enjoy a nice little art show and learn some history. Now you’ll understand why unwashed 501s are popular within the scene. 

Check it out, it opens this weekend at the White Walls Gallery.

Next weekend, Omar from Omar & The Stringpoppers/every other Wild Records band, is gonna be at The Knockout celebrating his 15th birthday. I’m just kidding. He just looks young… lucky bastard. Anyways. Definitely a gig you don’t wanna miss…

July 9th, Cafe Du Nord will be rockin’ out with the West Coast Ramblers, Slim Jenkins, and The Stillmen. Now, I coulda sworn that they “ruinited” at the 23 Club, a few months back… But who the hell cares, as they were rockin’ hard that night, and it won’t be any less rockin’ this night!

And for those who know Cafe Du Nord, you better get there ahead of time! This place isn’t the biggest, but it sure as hell draws in a crowd. So get there early enough to get yourself a table!

For more events, check out Nor-Cal Rockabilly and A-Town Agency.

Recap: Elvis Birthday Tribute.

Whoooo… That was a long day. And a seemingly longer night. I’m not hung over, but I am tired as fuck. Still got enough energy to catch The Chop Tops in Santa Clara tonight.

The thing I hate about San Francisco, is parking. Now, if you’re willing to shell out some cash to park in a garage, that’s fine. But when there are gigs in areas of San Francisco that don’t have parking garages, that’s when it’s difficult.

Come on planners! I know the place like The Independent and however many other theaters in SF are “classics” and the cool places to have gigs at for clout, but I mean, COME ON. There are no parking garages anywhere. Unless we some how glazed over them after doing cross hatch driving patterns around the Divisidero… It took us nearly an hour to find parking. SO PLEASE PROMOTERS… STOP SETTING UP GIGS AT VENUES THAT AREN’T AROUND PARKING GARAGES.

Same thing happened while we went to catch Big Sandy at the Red Devil Lounge. N.O. PARKING.

After we managed to find parking, it was time to start the show! Not really, as the time we took to find parking, the B-Stars had already performed and finished. As we got in, they had just finished setting up for Red Meat. Now, this is the first time I’ve heard of this band and seen them, so I wasn’t sure what I was in for…

After getting my drink and looking around, I started to notice a whole lot of country folks around. Hmmm… Could it be? Yes… They were a country band. I’m not a fan of country, never have and I doubt I ever will. But hey, as long as they put on a good show, right? It was a good show, from perverted jokes to some good ol’ story tellin’, they managed to keep everyone on their feet. Plus, they didn’t do a bad Funnel Of Love cover… That’s always a good thing, cuz if you ruin a Wanda Jackson song, it’s over…

My location of choice. The Bar.

After they had finished, many of the country folk have left. I guess since they figured that James Intveld was rockabilly, they didn’t need to stick around.  Oh well, sucks for them.

Now, the crowd was pretty mixed… From some of the usual suspects from the other rockabilly shows, to the country folks, to some of the most awkward people I’ve ever seen.

Now, there was a little bro group there. That’s fine, they were just doing their thing, being bros and seeing who’s puka shell necklace was tighter.

Then there were some older SF bumpkins who said “Looks like Elvis is in the building.” As he said this, his lady friend whispered to him while looking at me, so when he turned around he was a little stunned. His Andy Warhol look alike friend popped a couple of jokes and tried to check if I was wearing blue suede shoes.  Yeaaaaah… And as if I thought the night couldn’t get any weirder.

There was one guy who was dressed in his ubran Friday Night gear, with his oversized blazer, printed off white shirt, sagged jeans and multiple cups of alcohol in his hand. This guy, was out to get drunk, and to get some action. He tried to pass a couple of looks to my lady. Hell, he tried to pass looks at EVERY lady. While the lovely rockabilly chicks weren’t diggin’ his drunken flirty comments, the country cougars were. This is the type of guy who’s friends yell CHUG CHUG CHUG at BJs on a Thursday evening.

When James hit the stage, everyone was captivated. Wailing and clapping every time he made a joke, this guy had the audience hooked.

It bummed me out, as by the time we were on our way, I realized I left my camera behind. What was the point of charging it the night before? I guess I’ll take pictures of flowers or something.

As he played his orginal songs, I was waiting for some Elvis cover songs, maybe some stuff from Cry Baby. What, I really liked the movie and the songs from it.
About 3 songs in, we started to take notice how country his songs are. Not overly, but there were definitely lacking his 90s rockabilly sound. Oh, if only we had a time machine.

And of course, Rockin’ Raul from the Hi-Rhythm Hustlers was there, swingin’ about. And of course, he was doing his signature 3 way swing.

But, HE WASN’T THE ONLY ONE GETTING DOWN WITH TWO LADIES!!!

CRACKER JACK MACK WAS GETTIN’ HIS GROOVE ON WITH SOME BUSTY COUGARS. Some of thee most awkward dance moves were performed last night…

No idea what dance move that’s supposed to be…

Oh what a day…

To top it all off, some creeper tried to get a 4 way swing going on, while Raul was doing his thing with two ladies. That was seriously, one of the most awkward things I’ve seen. And  yesterday I’ve seen a lot. Such as, some older cat trying to do some Z-Boys moves on a skateboard, with cowboy boots tucked into hiking shoes.

But when the guy tried to take away Raul’s shine, it just wasn’t gonna happen.

Oh man. All in all, I had a good time. I didn’t stay till the end, as I had to be up at 9. I’d be bummed if James played some Elvis or Cry Baby stuff after we left. If only he still had that rockabilly sound he had in the 90s, it would’ve made it that much better. Or at least really make it an Elvis Tribute night.

I mean, how awesome would it be to see and hear him sing in falsetto?

So here’s one of my favorites. It truly shows his range and I just wish I could’ve seen it last night.

Teardrops Are Falling

VIVA LAS VEGAS

It’s official!!!
Already booked the rooms for Viva Las Vegas, just need to book the flights and buy the tickets, and we’re good to go!

VIVA LAS VEGAS XIV

 I can’t wait.